Hor
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Hor

who conceives, or shows; a hill

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hor

(mountain), Mount.

  1. The mountain on which Aaron died. (Numbers 20:25,27) It was "on the boundary line," (Numbers 20:23) or "at the edge," ch. (Numbers 33:37) of the land of Edom. It was the halting-place of the people next after Kadesh, ch. (Numbers 20:22; 33:37) and they quitted it for Zalmonah, ch. (Numbers 33:41) in the road to the Red Sea. ch. (Numbers 21:4) It was during the encampment at Kadesh that Aaron was gathered to his fathers. Mount Hor is situated on the eastern side of the great valley of the Arabah , the highest and most conspicuous of the whole range of the sandstone mountains of Edom, having close beneath it on its: eastern side the mysterious; city of Petra. It is now the Jebel Nebi-Harim "the mountain of the prophet Aaron." Its height is 4800 feet above the Mediterranean; that is to say, about 1700 feet above the town of Petra, 4800 above the level of the Arabah, and more than 6000 above the Dead Sea. The mountain is marked far and near by its double top, which rises like a huge castellated building from a lower base, and is surmounted by a circular dome of the tomb of Aaron, a distinct white spot on the dark red surface of the mountain. The chief interest of Mount Hor consists in the prospect from its summit, the last view of Aaron --that view which was to him what Pisgah was to his brother.
  2. A mountain, entirely distinct from the preceding, named in (Numbers 34:7,8) only, as one of the marks of the northern boundary of the land which the children of Israel were about to conquer. This Mount Hor is the great chain of Lebanon itself.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Hor

A mountain of a conical form in the range of mount Seir, on the east side of the Arabah, or great valley running from the Dead sea to the Elanitic gulf. It is an irregularly truncated cone, with three rugged peaks, overlooking a wilderness of heights, cliffs, ravines, and alone with his brother and son, Numbers 20:22-29; 33:38. It is still called Jebel Neby Haroon, mount of the prophet Aaron; and on its summit stands a Mohammedan tomb of Aaron, on the site of a still more ancient structure, and marking perhaps the place of his burial.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mountain.

(1.) One of the mountains of the chain of Seir or Edom, on the confines of Idumea (Numbers 20:22-29; 33:37). It was one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (33:37), which they reached in the circuitous route they were obliged to take because the Edomites refused them a passage through their territory. It was during the encampment here that Aaron died (Numbers 33:37-41). (see AARON.) The Israelites passed this mountain several times in their wanderings. It bears the modern name of Jebel Harun, and is the highest and most conspicious of the whole range. It stands about midway between the Dead Sea and the Elanitic gulf. It has two summits, in the hallow between which it is supposed that Aaron died. Others, however, suppose that this mountain is the modern Jebel Madurah, on the opposite, i.e., the western, side of the Arabah.

(2.) One of the Marks of the northern boundary of Palestine (Numbers 34:7, 8). Nowhere else mentioned. Perhaps it is one of the peaks of Lebanon.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOR, MOUNT

hor (hor ha-har; literally, "Hor, the mountain"):

1. Not Jebel Neby Harun:

(1) a tradition identifying this mountain with Jebel Neby Harun may be traced from the time of Josephus (Ant., IV, iv, 7) downward. Eusebius, Onomasticon (s.v. Hor) favors this identification, which has been accepted by many travelers and scholars. In HDB, while noting the fact that it has been questioned, Professor Hull devotes all the space at his disposal to a description of Jebel Neby Harun. It is now recognized, however, that this identification is impossible. Niebuhr (Reise nach Arabic, 238), Pocoke (Description of the East, I, 157), Robinson (BR, I, 185), Ewald (Hist. of Israel, II, 201, note), and others had pointed out difficulties in the way, but the careful discussion of Dr. H. Clay Trumbull (Kadesh Barnea, 127) finally disposed of the claims of Jebel Neby Harun.

2. Suggested Identification:

From Numbers 20:22; Numbers 33:37 we may perhaps infer that Mt. Hor, "in the edge of the land of Edom," was about a day's journey from Kadesh. The name "Hor the mountain" suggests a prominent feature of the landscape. Aaron was buried there (Numbers 20:28 Deuteronomy 32:50). It was therefore not in Mt. Seir (Deuteronomy 2:5), of which not even a foot-breadth was given to Israel. Jebel Neby Harun is certainly a prominent feature of the landscape, towering over the tumbled hills that form the western edges of the Edom plateau to a height of 4,800 ft. But it is much more than a day's journey from Kadesh, while it is well within the boundary of Mt. Seir. The king of Arad was alarmed at the march to Mt. Hor. Had Israel marched toward Jebel Neby Harun, away to the Southeast, it could have caused him no anxiety, as he dwelt in the north.

3. Jebel Maderah:

This points to some eminence to the North or Northeast of Kadesh. A hill meeting sufficiently all these conditions is Jebel Maderah (see HALAK, MOUNT), which rises to the Northeast of `Ain qadis (Kadeshbarnea). It stands at the extreme Northwest boundary of the land of Edom, yet not within that boundary. Above the barrenness of the surrounding plain this "large, singular-looking, isolated chalk hill" rises "alone like a lofty citadel," "steep-sided" and "quite naked." Here the solemn transactions described in Numbers 20:22 could have been carried out literally, "in the sight of all the congregation." While certainty is impossible, no more likely suggestion has been made.

(2) A mountain named only in Numbers 34:7 as on the North boundary of the land of Israel. No success has attended the various attempts made to identify this particular height. Some would make it Mt. Hermon (Hull, HDB, under the word); others Jebel Akkar, an outrunner on the Northeast of Lebanon (Furrer, ZDPV, VIII, 27), and others the mountain at the "knee of" Nahr el-Qasimiyeh (van Kasteren, Rev. Biblical, 1895, 30). In Ezekiel 47:15 ha-derekh, should certainly be amended to chadhrakh, a proper name, instead of "the way." Possibly then Mt. Hor should disappear from Numbers 34:7, and we should read, with slight emendation, "From the great sea ye shall draw a line for you as far as Hadrach, and from Hadrach."

W. Ewing

Greek
3728. horkomosia -- affirmation on oath
... affirmation on oath. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: horkomosia
Phonetic Spelling: (hor-ko-mos-ee'ah) Short Definition: the taking of an oath ...
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3708. horao -- to see, perceive, attend to
... to see, perceive, attend to. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: horao Phonetic
Spelling: (hor-ah'-o) Short Definition: I see, look upon, experience Definition ...
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3707. horatos -- visible
... horatos. 3708 . visible. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: horatos Phonetic
Spelling: (hor-at-os') Short Definition: visible Definition: visible. ...
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3726. horkizo -- to make (one) swear, to adjure
... to make (one) swear, to adjure. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: horkizo Phonetic
Spelling: (hor-kid'-zo) Short Definition: I adjure by, charge solemnly by ...
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3724. horizo -- to mark off by boundaries, to determine
... to mark off by boundaries, to determine. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: horizo
Phonetic Spelling: (hor-id'-zo) Short Definition: I define, determine ...
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3730. horme -- a rapid motion forwards, onrush, assault
... a rapid motion forwards, onrush, assault. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: horme Phonetic Spelling: (hor-may') Short Definition: a rush, violent ...
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3734. horothesia -- a setting of boundaries
... a setting of boundaries. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: horothesia
Phonetic Spelling: (hor-oth-es-ee'-ah) Short Definition: a setting of ...
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3731. hormema -- a rush
... a rush. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: hormema Phonetic Spelling:
(hor'-may-mah) Short Definition: a rushing on, impulse Definition: a rushing on ...
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3705. horama -- that which is seen
... that which is seen. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: horama Phonetic
Spelling: (hor'-am-ah) Short Definition: a spectacle, vision Definition: a ...
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3706. horasis -- the act of seeing, a vision, appearance
... the act of seeing, a vision, appearance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
horasis Phonetic Spelling: (hor'-as-is) Short Definition: a sight ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2023. Hor -- two mountains in Palestine
... 2022, 2023. Hor. 2024 . two mountains in Palestine. Transliteration: Hor Phonetic
Spelling: (hore) Short Definition: Hor. ... NASB Word Usage Hor (12). Hor. ...
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2735. Chor Haggidgad -- "hollow of Gidgad," a place in the S. ...
... "hollow of Gidgad," a place in the S. desert. Transliteration: Chor Haggidgad Phonetic
Spelling: (khore hag-ghid-gawd') Short Definition: Hor-haggidgad. ...
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2031. harhor -- fancy, imagining
... 2030, 2031. harhor. 2032 . fancy, imagining. Transliteration: harhor
Phonetic Spelling: (har-hor') Short Definition: fantasies. ...
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Library

The Northern Coasts of Galilee. Amanah. The Mountain of Snow.
... Amanah. The mountain of snow. This coast is described by Moses, Numbers 34:7: "From
the Great Sea to mount Hor: from mount Hor to the entrance of Hamath," &c. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 66 the northern coasts.htm

The Reaction against Egypt
... A fragment of an inscription at Karnak calls Thutmosis III. "the father of his fathers."
Champollion called him Hornemnob, Rosellini, Hor-hemheb, Hor-em-hbai ...
/.../chapter iithe reaction against egypt.htm

In the Borders of Canaan.
... Near Mount Hor, where Aaron died, fiery serpents ran among the people, and all who
were bitten by them died; but there was full forgiveness and cure for those ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xiii in the borders.htm

Letter x. To Paul, an Old Man of Concordia.
... [129] Genesis 6:4. [130] Psalm 90:10. [131] Hor. AP 147. ... [140] Ie the life of Paul
the Hermit, translated in this vol. [141] Hor. Ephesians 1.ii. 69; cf. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter x to paul an.htm

Notanda.
... Aut prodesse volunt, aut delectare"Hor. ... Prudens futuri temporis exitum Caliginosa
nocte premit Deus, Ridetque, si mortalis ultra Fas trepidat"Hor. Carm. ...
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Appendices
... 6. Kha-nefer-Ra. 7. Ra-n-user An, 25 years. 8. Men-ka-Hor, 8 years. 9. Dad-ka-Ra
Assa, 28 years. 10. Unas, 30 years. 11. Akau-Hor, 7 years. DYNASTY VI. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/appendices.htm

Of the Apostle's Language Concerning Food.
... [1108] See Hor., Od., i. 1, 12, and Macleane's note there. [1109] See Isaiah
58:3, 4, 5, briefly, and more like the LXX. than the Vulg. or the Eng. ver. ...
/.../chapter xv of the apostles language.htm

Later Greek Versions.
... in the synagogues see Hody iii.1.1, Frankel, Vorstudien, p.56 ff., K├Ânig, Einleitung,
p.105ff.; the negative is stoutly maintained by J. Lightfoot, hor. Hebr. ...
/.../chapter ii later greek versions.htm

From Kadesh to the Death of Moses.
... journey around. On this journey occurred three important events. (1) The
death of Aaron in Mount Hor (Num.20:22-29). (2) The defeat ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter vii from kadesh to.htm

Of Precious Stones and Pearls.
... from his head on her own neck, or on her very head? Footnotes: [119] Peloris.
Comp. Hor., S., ii. 4, 32, and Macleane's note there. ...
/.../tertullian/on the apparel of women/chapter vi of precious stones and.htm

Thesaurus
Beth-hor'on (12 Occurrences)
Beth-hor'on. Beth-horon, Beth-hor'on. Bethink . Multi-Version
Concordance Beth-hor'on (12 Occurrences). Joshua 10:10 ...
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Hor (14 Occurrences)
... Perhaps it is one of the peaks of Lebanon. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
HOR, MOUNT. hor (hor ha-har; literally, "Hor, the mountain ...
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Hor-haggid'gad (2 Occurrences)
Hor-haggid'gad. Hor-haggidgad, Hor-haggid'gad. Horhagidgad .
Multi-Version Concordance Hor-haggid'gad (2 Occurrences). ...
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Hor-hagidgad (2 Occurrences)
Hor-hagidgad. Horhagidgad, Hor-hagidgad. Hori . Multi-Version
Concordance Hor-hagidgad (2 Occurrences). Numbers 33:32 ...
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Hor-haggidgad (2 Occurrences)
Hor-haggidgad. Horhaggidgad, Hor-haggidgad. Hor-haggid'gad . Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia HOR-HAGGIDGAD. hor-ha-gid ...
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Hor'onite (3 Occurrences)
Hor'onite. Horonite, Hor'onite. Horons . Multi-Version Concordance
Hor'onite (3 Occurrences). Nehemiah 2:10 And when ...
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Shihor (5 Occurrences)
... shi'-hor (shichor, also written without a yodh (y) and waw (w) in Hebrew and
incorrectly "Sihor" in English): A stream of water mentioned in connection with ...
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Horhaggidgad
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia HOR-HAGGIDGAD. hor-ha-gid'-gad (chor
ha-gidhgadh): A desert camp of the Israelites between Beeroth ...
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Traveled (104 Occurrences)
... (WEB). Numbers 20:22 They traveled from Kadesh: and the children of Israel,
even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor. (WEB). ...
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Hoary (10 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HOAR; HOARY. hor, hor'-i. See COLOR (8); HAIR.
HOAR-FROST; HOARY. hor'-frost. See FROST. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Bible Concordance
Hor (14 Occurrences)

Numbers 20:22 They traveled from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 20:23 Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 20:27 Moses did as Yahweh commanded: and they went up into Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 21:4 They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:32 They traveled from Bene Jaakan, and encamped in Hor Haggidgad.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:33 They traveled from Hor Haggidgad, and encamped in Jotbathah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:37 They traveled from Kadesh, and encamped in Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:38 Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor at the commandment of Yahweh, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:39 Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died in Mount Hor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 33:41 They traveled from Mount Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 34:7 "'This shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for you Mount Hor;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 34:8 from Mount Hor you shall mark out to the entrance of Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:50 and die on the mountain where you go up, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor, and was gathered to his people:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Hor

Hor: The Mountain Upon Which Aaron Died

Related Terms

Hor (14 Occurrences)

Hor-haggid'gad (2 Occurrences)

Hor-hagidgad (2 Occurrences)

Hor-haggidgad (2 Occurrences)

Hor'onite (3 Occurrences)

Shihor (5 Occurrences)

Horhaggidgad

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Hoary (10 Occurrences)

Aaron (343 Occurrences)

Camped (100 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

Kadesh (30 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Zalmonah (2 Occurrences)

Jotbathah (3 Occurrences)

Whoredom (58 Occurrences)

Whore (14 Occurrences)

Designate (7 Occurrences)

Mosera (1 Occurrence)

Boundary (83 Occurrences)

Sihor (3 Occurrences)

Hoar (5 Occurrences)

Removed (294 Occurrences)

Horonite (3 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Ascended (48 Occurrences)

Haggidgad (2 Occurrences)

Edom (108 Occurrences)

Bethink (4 Occurrences)

Eleazar (74 Occurrences)

Line (131 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Community (77 Occurrences)

Draw (212 Occurrences)

Zedad (3 Occurrences)

Zeded (1 Occurrence)

Zalmo'nah (2 Occurrences)

Northern (18 Occurrences)

Nahor (18 Occurrences)

Oboth (4 Occurrences)

Outgoings (21 Occurrences)

Jot'bathah (3 Occurrences)

Jaakan (4 Occurrences)

Jotbah (4 Occurrences)

Lebo-hamath (6 Occurrences)

Lebo (12 Occurrences)

Limits (69 Occurrences)

Limit (115 Occurrences)

Goings (42 Occurrences)

Gudgodah (1 Occurrence)

Weariness (44 Occurrences)

Impatient (7 Occurrences)

Fortieth (4 Occurrences)

Farthest (33 Occurrences)

Treasury (25 Occurrences)

Termination (5 Occurrences)

Twenty-three (15 Occurrences)

Route (7 Occurrences)

Elea'zar (72 Occurrences)

Ezer (10 Occurrences)

Discouraged (19 Occurrences)

Punon (2 Occurrences)

Bene-ja'akan (3 Occurrences)

Burial (25 Occurrences)

Bene-jaakan (3 Occurrences)

Bilhan (3 Occurrences)

Bene (4 Occurrences)

Climbed (16 Occurrences)

Abhor (23 Occurrences)

Aholibamah (7 Occurrences)

Hormah (9 Occurrences)

Sela (5 Occurrences)

Sihor-libnath

Shihor-libnath (1 Occurrence)

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